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Case Report

STATE OF OHIO

DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY

DIVISION OF STATE POLICE

Request for Examination of Evidence


Crime: Vehicular Homicide

In County of: Lorain

Victim: Rebecca Morgan Ferris

Suspects: Simone Marie Argones, Peter Andrew Bredon, Bradley Francis Kimmer

Submitting Agency: Ohio State Police, Troop C, Oberlin, OH

Submitted To: Oberlin Crime Lab.

Forward Replies to: Capt. R. Q. Thompson, Commanding, Troop C, Oberlin OH 44074

Investigation by: DSG. R. E. Hook


Brief History of Case

Victim was found dead by the side of Sarrett Road in Newtown, OH, apparently struck by an automobile.

Photos of the scene and map of the surrounding area to be forwarded to Laboratory by Troop C Identification Bureau.

List of Specimens from Crime Scene -- examination requested from this lab

  1. Blood - (100 cc) from victim
    • request toxicological analysis (alcohol)
    • request toxicological analysis (other drugs)
  2. Glass fragments and debris -- near victim
    • request determination of refractive index
    • request determination of trace magnesium content
  3. Fabric sample from victim's shirt
    • request color and fiber analysis
  4. Two cotton swabs (L, R) -- collection from victim's shoes
    • request atrazine determination

List of Specimens from Suspects and Other Locations--examination requested from this lab

  1. Blood sample (100 cc) from Bradley Francis Kimmer
    • request toxicological analysis (alcohol)
  2. Packet of unidentified white powder (25 g) from Peter Andrew Bredon
    • request identification of substance
  3. Fabric sample from vehicle driven by Simone Marie Argones
    • request color and fiber analysis
  4. Fabric sample from vehicle driven by Peter Andrew Bredon
    • request color and fiber analysis
  5. Fabric sample form vehicle driven by Bradley Francis Kimmer
    • request color and fiber analysis
  6. Headlamp (front, R) glass sample from vehicle driven by Simon Marie Argones
    • request determination of refractive index
    • request determination of trace magnesium content
  7. Windshield glass sample from vehicle driven by Peter Andrew Bredon 
    • request determination of refractive index
    • request determination of trace magnesium content
  8. Headlamp (front, R) glass sample from vehicle driven by Bradley Francis Kimmer
    • request determination of refractive index
    • request determination of trace magnesium content

Reports

Autopsy report from Marc Paulus, Lorain County Coroner

Crime scene and case report  from DSG Ruth E. Hook, investigating officer at the scene

Incident report   from Ohio State Highway Patrol Officer Patrick O. Grove


Statements Available for Review upon Request

Miss Simone M. Argones   -- suspect

Mr. Bradley F. Kimmer -- suspect

Mr. Peter A. Bredon -- suspect

Mrs. Sarah E. Ferris -- mother of victim

Mr. Frederick R. Sladowski -- witness, discovered victim

Mr. Stephen M. Reynolds -- witness, observed victim

Miss Nora R. Okampa -- witness, friend of victim